Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
- Winston Churchill
I for one believe that if you give people a thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce it, they'll create their own program, and when the people create a program, you get action.
- Malcolm X
Change comes not from men and women changing their minds, but from the change from one generation to the next.
- J. K. Galbraith
The...human race is characterized by efforts to get along much more than by violent disputes, although it's the latter that make the history books. Violence is actually exceptional. The human race has survived because of cooperation.
- Gerard Vanderhaar
Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.
- Albert Einstein
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
- Thomas Edison
We challenge the culture of violence when we ourselves act in the certainty that violence is no longer acceptable, that it's tired and outdated no matter how many cling to it in the stubborn belief that it still works and that it's still valid.
- Gerard Vanderhaar
I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: "The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that's fair." In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.
- Bertrand Russell
Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
- Nelson Mandela
The first thing to be disrupted by our commitment to nonviolence will be not the system but our own lives.
- James Douglass
If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in the struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it.
- William Ralph Inge
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
- Thomas Carlyle
When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt
If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.